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on this issue and i thank majority leader reid for assuring we have the opportunity to debate and consider these amendments and the very important issues that they reflect here today. i urge all of my colleagues to consider carefully and then support these amendments to the f.a.a. we cannot let the impending deadline distract us from the important opportunity to conduct oversight and implement responsible reforms. to simply be rushed to passage when we have known the deadline was approaching for years strikes me as an abrogation of our fundamental oversight responsibility. in my view, this chamber deserves a full and informed debate about our intelligence-gathering procedures and their potentially very real impact on americans' privacy rights, and we need it sooner rather than later. these amendments would allow us to have that conversation and to work together on a path that strikes the essential balance between privacy and security for the citizens of these united states. thank you. with that, madam president, i yield the floor. madam president, i note the absence of a quorum. the presid
have to have that first vote done in a timely way so that both senator reid and senator mcconnell can leave to have the designated meeting with president obama. mr. cochran: mr. president, let me join with the senator from maryland in commending all senators for the expeditious way we've been able to move this bill but particularly the chairwoman herself, who's provided strong leadership, capable leadership, fairness, a sense of fairness for all senators, and i thank her for the honor of serving with her on this committee. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the senate senatorses can attend the weekly caucus meetings. this morning they approve and extension of the farm intelligence v it allows the government to continue intercepting overseas communication. it extends legal immunity phone companies that help the government wiretap the domestic phone calls. president obama plans to sign the bill. when the senate is back we are expecting senators to continued work on the $60 billion hurricane sandy relief package. negotiations continue on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff.
have to or agony. senator reid has said so eloquently, and dan inouye was a full, long life and so it is our great honor to come here to celebrate it. i am grateful that so many of his colleagues in the senate and both parties, leaders and members of the house and the administration and especially the members of the diplomatic corps have calm because i hope in the short service, we can capture the character and contributions of one of the most remarkable americans i have ever known. you know, it is difficult to be in politics and the courageous without being sanctimonious. it is difficult to be a gallant man in politics without seeming pompous. it is difficult to constantly reach out for common ground without wondering if you have left your principles behind. but dan inouye did all this and more. those of us who knew him can be grateful for so many and peered for hillary and me he was first and foremost a friend, an adviser, something that both of us will cherish forever. i thought i knew it's a bit about hawaii when i had carried this state twice then i went back when they instead
and mr. president, were all grateful for giving voice as you have two or agony. senator reid has said so eloquently, dan inouye lives a full, long life and so it is our great honor to come here to celebrate it. i am grateful that so many of his colleagues in the senate on both parties, leaders and members of the house and administration and especially members of the diplomatic corps has come because i hope ms sure service we can capture character and contribution of one of the most remarkable american i have ever known. you know, it is difficult to be in politics and be courageous without being sanctimonious. it is difficult to be a gallant man in politics without seeming pompous. and it is difficult to constantly reach out for common ground without wondering if you left your principles behind. but dan inouye did all this and more. those of us who knew him can be grateful for so many thing. for hillary and me he was first and foremost a friend, an adviser, something that both of us will cherish forever. i thought i knew a little bit about hawaii when i carried the state twice in iowa tha
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